I have been lurking on the forum for some time but I just got my smoker in today and I am seasoning it now, an MES 40. I bought it from Sam's Club. The first thing that I did was do a boil test for the meat probe which read 211 at a full boil, so dang near dead on. However, I set the MES 40 to 275 and the probe is reading 310, so I will have to be checking it. I have an oven thermometer that I will double check with it too. I may buy a Maverick, but, not yet. I have never had a smoker before but I did have a smoker box for my Weber Genesis but that didn't really do what this will.
I plan on buying an AMZNPS for it soon to keep things as easy as possible. I'm looking forward to doing some pulled pork soon and I bought a book on sausage making and I plan on doing a fair amount of that. The more time I spend on this site, the more projects that I want to do. Never thought I would make my bacon, now I can't wait to do it.
Anyway, glad to be a part of the SMF community and I look forward to posting some nice Q-view.